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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Activities: Skiing, Group tours/train
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Must Do in the White Mountains of NH

Fascinating trip up Mt Washington, conductors are both funny and informative. The workings of the cog system that take you up and down has to be seen. You can never tell what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New Hampshire
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Long Island, NY
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well, my husband always wanted to take the Cog railroad trips so he got his wish! It was a beautiful day. That being said, the train was packed and a most uncomfortable ride to the top. The fact that I am deathly afraid of heights could have been the reason that this was the most unenjoyable 47 minute trip to... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating trip up Mt Washington, conductors are both funny and informative. The workings of the cog system that take you up and down has to be seen. You can never tell what the weather on the top will be like - we were in the clouds with 35 mph winds and 20 ft visibility - but still worth the trip.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The staff on the train was great. Our conductor was very funny and kept everyone laughing. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and Mt. Washington. The only downfall is that there are no bathrooms on the train.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's a pretty neat trip up the mountain in an old timey train. Interestingly, the grade is so steep at one point that the front of the passenger car is 14 feet higher than the rear of the car. There's wildlife to occasionally see and an on-board conductor who keeps up a running commentary about the train, what you're seeing... More 

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York PA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were undecided about going up Mt Washington because of the listed prices for this train. However, we were able to take advantage of a group rate offered by our resort. We had a perfect, clear day to go up to the top. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky.... However, the wind was whipping and wind... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We are taking our 8 yr old grandson on a hiking vacation and of course took him up the mountain on the cog rail. I have never been to NH but my husband has when he was 10 with his grandparents. This was just a very enjoyable experience for me and my grandson. A lot of information is shared by... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Mount Washington Cog can be many things to many people. Being an engineer, just the operation keeps me entertained. Watching the steam locomotive (first trip of the day only) work up and down the railroad using a rack system is a fascinating experience. Coming down, you can watch the brakeman work the brakes to bring the car down with the... More 

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Callaway, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The weather was cloudy with occasional heavy rain during our visit, but otherwise, it was a very interesting experience. One train had a problem which threw off the schedule for the morning, and a later train did not have many reservations, so they held ours until those people arrived. As a result, our 10:30 reservation time changed to 11:25 actual... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is such a neat piece of history, and a very fun way to get to the top of the mountain. I really loved it, but my husband is very tall and had a hard time fitting in the seat. My favorite part was trying to actually stand up as the train is ascending the steepest part of the track...it... More 

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife had never been here. I had but 20 year so ago or more when my kids were young. New enough to check the weather forecast before driving the 200 miles up there. Weather man didn't let us down. Saturday dawned bright and just a little chilly. I had not purchased tickets online so we had to wait until... More 

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Address: Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Bretton Woods

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